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Steering group


The steering group consists of members who provide a variety of expertise in trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Most are surgeons with a busy clinical practice and first hand knowledge of the major problems affecting patients with musculoskeletal disease and injuries.

The current membership is:

Professor Damian Griffin (Chairman)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
Professor of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Warwick University

Professor Tim Board
Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon, Centre for Hip Surgery at Wrightington Hospital
Visiting Professor in Orthopaedics, Manchester University

Dr James Calder
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College

Mr Tim Chesser
Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oxford

Mr Ashley Cole
Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Northern General & Sheffield Children’s Hospitals

Mr Andy Hamer
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Mr Jonathan Hobby
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hampshire Hospitals

Professor Andrew Price
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Professor Amar Rangan
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital

Mr Matt Solan
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

Mr Ramsay Refaie
British Orthopaedics Trainees Association, Academic Representative

Dr Simon Thomas
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bristol Royal Children's Hospital and the Royal United Hospital, Bath

Jeremy Fry
Patient representative

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